Name: Jay Bebbington
Occupation: Business Development - Telecommunications
Favourite Exercise: Squats and Prowler
Favourite Meal: Steak!
What is your number 1 hobbie?
Can I have 3? Football, Golf and the Gym!
How did you find Benchmark and how long have you been involved?
I've been involved at Benchmark for around 3/4 months. I've known Mark most of my life, so I was genuinely interested and keen to get involved when he told me about Benchmark. My girlfriend had already gotten some awesome results too so that gave me the confidence in the gym.
How has Benchmark changed your life?
Benchmark has definitely changed my life. I feel so much happier, healthier and stronger, not only through the work I've done in the gym with Ben and Mark but through the small diet changes I've made also. I now enjoy going to the gym when it was always a chore in the past.
What is your biggest achievement so far and what is your next big goal?
I wouldn't say I have one particular achievement, but the general progression I've noticed in myself throughout my time at the gym I'm really pleased with. I didn't expect to feel as good as i do now after a few months but the hard work has really paid off. My next goal would be to try and keep progressing each week and not to become complacent.
What was you doing before Benchmark to achieve your goals?
Before training at Benchmark, I'd play football 1/2 week. occasionally go to the gym ( never had much motivation) and I'd go on the odd run every other week. I would go to the gym and do the usual 5 minutes on the X-Trainer then pretty much 3 sets x 10 reps of anything I could get on. I went in the gym around 6pm so it was always really busy, at Benchmark our group of 8 are the only ones training in there so we have more than enough room & equipment.
What puts Benchmark above any other gym you have ever trained at?
I'd say the team; Ben and Mark [Neil also], who are so passionate about their work. The gym itself is brilliant and better than any commercial gym I've ever been in, but these guys make it what it is, they push you to your absolute limits and that's something I've never experienced before.
What would you say to someone that was considering to join Benchmark?
Give it a go! I trained at other gyms for years and used to think I got results until I joined Benchmark, there is no comparison! Everyone there is really helpful and makes sure you get the results you set out to achieve and more!
Anything else you would like to add?
Just a thank you to everyone at Benchmark, the last few months have been quality, may it continue!